Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia is a common gastrointestinal condition better known as indigestion. You can experience dyspepsia at any age, and it is common in both men and women. What causes dyspepsia? Though dyspepsia itself is very common, finding the cause of dyspepsia can be...
Foods to Eat and Avoid with GERD

Foods to Eat and Avoid with GERD

Experiencing heartburn on occasion happens to just about everyone. When you experience it regularly, you may be suffering from Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a condition where the esophageal sphincter (a tube that opens and closes to allow food to...
Autoimmune pancreatitis

Autoimmune pancreatitis

Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a chronic inflammation that is thought to be caused by the body’s immune system attacking the pancreas and that responds to steroid therapy. Two subtypes of AIP are now recognized, type 1 and type 2. Type...
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a condition characterized by deficiency of the exocrine pancreatic enzymes, resulting in the inability to digest food properly, or maldigestion.  What causes exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)? The pancreas is part of...
Fatigue

Fatigue

Everyone feels tired from time to time. Fatigue is feeling severely overtired. Fatigue makes it hard to get up in the morning, go to work, do your usual activities and make it through your day. You might have an overwhelming urge to sleep, and you may not feel...